Last Updated: 2nd August 2019

What level of english language competency is required?

It is essential that you have the communication skills to enable you to perform the role effectively and to assure the delivery of safe service to patients. There are a number of ways you can demonstrate that you meet the English language requirement:

  • be a national of a majority English speaking country or have worked in an organisation/institution where English was the primary language used for communication
  • pursued as part of your education in the UK
  • hold a degree or relevant educational qualification that was taught in English by a recognised institution abroad
  • pass an English language competency test

Applicants whose first language is not English will also be required to satisfy the Higher Education Institution (HEI) that they have the necessary knowledge of English to meet the entry requirements to enrol on to the doctoral programme associated with the HSST programme.

Individuals from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who make an application under Tier 2 of the points-based immigration system will be required to demonstrate their English language ability as part of the visa application process. You will therefore need to provide evidence that you have passed an appropriate test listed by the Home Office.